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4.0 out of 5 stars A blend of the psychology and mechanics of riding fast bikes, 1 Feb. 2002
This review is from: A Twist of the Wrist: Basics of High-performance Motor Cycle Riding - Volume 2: Basics of High-performance Motor Cycle Riding Vol 2 (Paperback)
This is a fascinating book, and one everyone should read if they want to feel more in control of their 2 wheeled steed. The author examines the physics of exactly why bikes behave they way they do under different circumstances. He then advises on how the mentality of the rider can be adapted to allow control the bike by allowing the physics of the bike to sort it self out. Sounds odd, but Keith explains that in most near-crash situations, if the rider tries to do something to stop the bike crashing, he is actually more likely to make it crash. If you can't be bothered to read the book, the one point he emphasises again and again is keep rolling on that throttle. One thing that annoyed me about the book was the stupid end of chapter glossaries. Maybe some people need words like "traction" and "accelerate" explained to them, but the shouldn't be allowed near a sports bike in the first place!...
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